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About the cardiology research department

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women around the world. In Australia heart disease is responsible for 1 in every 4 deaths.

Our clinician researchers are making a difference in patient outcomes and saving lives through innovative research to identify new treatments, interventions, cures, and improving quality of life outcomes for patients.


Research team




New discoveries and research focus

Cardiology research wins publication of the year 2021

A ground breaking study has significantly strengthened the role of lifestyle interventions and the management of atrial fibrillation. The paper, published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine in 2020, explored the impact of alcohol abstinence on atrial fibrillation in the first ever randomised study.  The research has had an incredible impact, resulting in alcohol reduction now being included in the American Heart Association lifestyle guidelines in management of atrial fibrillation. You can read more about this outstanding publication led by Professor Peter Kistler, awarded the Cabrini Research 2021 Publication of the Year Award.

Read the research paper

If you would like to know more about cardiology research at Cabrini, please contact us.

Rayan Alharbi
Cardiology Research Assistant
Cabrini Research
154 Wattletree Road
Malvern 3144 Victoria